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." >> this is bbc world news america. i m.j. and o'brien. britain recognizes the main opposition group as the governing authority, but will it break the stalemate? still on alert in norway, the suffering from last week's attacks continue to grip the country as the government promises an investigation. and counting down to the olympics, with just one year to go. london is busy getting ready. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. after months of nato bombing and continuing combat on the ground, the international effort to remove moammar gaddafi from power got another boost today. britain declared but another governing authority and expel the remaining diplomats from london. this follows the move by the u.s. and paves the way to unfreezing millions in dollars. but will it make a difference on the ground? john simpson reports. >> 6:00 in the morning in the mountains. spies have warned of a buildup of pro gaddafi forces nearby, but these are not trained soldiers. they are just a bunch of volunteers. hours pass, and the gaddafi troops do not attack. the rebels w
on the ground? we have this report. >> the government now is a significant boost for them. britain is following the u.s. and france in intensify the pressure on the libyan regime. >> we no longer recognize them as the representatives of the libyan government, and we are inviting the transitional council to appoint a new diplomatic convoy to take over the embassy in london. >> the libyan embassy in london is in nights bridge. the ambassador here was expelled in may. now, they have three days to leave. the other diplomats must go, as well. and they must deal with the frozen assets, now controlled by opponents of the regime. this is an important symbolic moment, especially for the small group of rebel supporters, who come here but to replace the flag of the gaddafi regime with their alone. the question is, what difference will it make on the ground? joining the demonstrators today, a former financial adviser at the embassy. >> this is very positive. it is a psychological boost, and the council will be able to use those funds to help the libyan people, and hopefully, this is just the beginning. >>
of them including france and britain, do have sympathy for the palestinian position. however, they do not want an american veto. they are afraid it could become violent in the occupied territories and that could, perhaps, get entangled in the protest of the wider arab world. that has not happened yet. so far, the air of spring has been very focused on internal issues. -- the era of the spring has been very focused on internal issues. america's standing in the region could take a hard hit, and the western states, too. the europeans are looking for a compromise, trying to convince the destiny is to drop their bid for membership, but to give them enough to get back to the peace process. whether or not they succeed, there is a sense that the arab- israeli conflict is becoming a major issue at the u.n. again and it will dominate in the coming months. >> britain has joined france in suggesting colonel gadhafi could remain in libya so long as he steps down from power. the british foreign secretary has been holding talks with his french counterpart. he said it was up to the libya -- libyan pe
think the murdoch empire and great britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of
at home. ray suarez has our report. >> suarez: britain today added itself to a list of more than 30 countries, including the united states, now giving diplomatic recognition to the rebels' national transitional council. british foreign secretary william hague: >> the national transitional council has shown its commitment to a more open and democratic libya, something that it is working to achieve through an inclusive political process. this is in stark contrast to qaddafi whose brutality against the libyan people has stripped him of all legitimacy. >> suarez: hague also said the move paves the way for the rebels to get access to $150 million of libyan oil money held in britain. and he announced the expulsion of the few remaining envoys from colonel qaddafi's regime within three days, but they could reportedly be given more time if they choose to defect. qaddafi, meanwhile, continues to reject calls to step down and in a further act of defiance, libyan state television yesterday showed the lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al megrahi at a pro-government rally. his appearance comes nearly t
is more of what we've heard from the judicial inquiry and a new relationship, certainly in britain between the press and politicians whereby meetings will still go on, but now everything will be open, above board and logged every time. which i think is a reform very much overdue. >> do you have suspicions about the prime minister david cameron that he may have known more than he's acknowledging? >> none whatsoever. and even among the most rabid labor parties i haven't heard anything about the prime minister's integrity. people talk about the judgment in hiring andy coulson, but hiebd sight is absolutely perfe perfect. and many in the press at the time thought it was an inspired appointment. also, mr. coulson's guilt hasn't been proven so far either. so no, the prime minister his integrity isn't called into any kind of question. when he announced a very strong statement tomorrow and his mps backing him. indeed we've had polling in this country showing the conservatives taking a lead over the labor party. so this isn't stirring the public. >> you were asking the questions when that intruder
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a diplomatic boost today with recognition from great britain. the conflict there in libya has gone under the public's radar recently because of more pressing economic concerns here in washington. but national cute correspondent jennifer griffin tells us -- national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells the nato mission is still unaccomplished. >> this is a video broadcast on libya state television tuesday of the pan am lockerbie bomber rallying support for libyan leader muammar qaddafi in downtown tripoli. the lockerbie bomber was released on compassionate grounds by a scottish judge two years ago, because he was reportedly dying of cancer. but he's still standing, as is muammar qaddafi, five months after the start of an operation the white house said would be brief. >> i said at the outset, this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks. >> it's no longer costly american tomahawk missiles being used to protect the libyans from the dictator, but the cost for the mission continues to skyrocket. the u.s. taxpayer is paying 75% of nato's operating costs. >> we know it's costing
. it is the gown that katherine wore when she married britain's prince william. the ivory and white is a in the dress is the centerpiece at buckingham palaces annual summer opening. the gone stands on a special platform topped off with a tiara the queen loaned katherine for that wedding. >>> wolf blitzer joins us in such a few minutes. first breaking news. we want to get you caught up right now. >>> survivor describing how he avoided the gunman that shot up a youth camp in norway. 85 people died following a bombing in the capital of oslo which claimed seven lives. police have suspect in custody. michael, what's happening now? >> reporter: yeah. i can tell you, we've just heard on local media here that the lawyer for the suspect in this case, his name is anders behring breivik, the lawyer is telling the local television here that the shooting suspect believed that his actions were atrocious, but necessary. that's within the last few minutes. his lawyer saying that he believed his actions were atrocious but necessary. and how atrocious were there? 85 people, most of them kids killed o
're calling it a new low in britain's tabloid scandal. turns out one of the phones that may have been hacked by "news of the world" belonged to the mother of an 8-year-old murder victim. we'll learn more and hear from members of parliament as they decide whether to bring james murdoch back to ask more questions. >>> dominique dominique strauss-kahn's accuser is speaking out once again. we'll bring that back here on "the early show." stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by travelers, insurance for auto, home and business. [ cat meows ] ♪ is richard, why are you wearing grandpa's jacket? i'm not richard. i'm grandpa smucker. male announcer: tim and richard smucker always looked up to their father and grandfather knowing that one day they too would make the world's best jam. grandpa says it like, i've never tasted anything so delicious! i've never tasted anything so delicious! tim: [ laughing ] you got it! male announcer: for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile
. >>> and from britain, word that pop singer amy winehouse according to published reports there, was found dead in her apartment in london. no word yet on the cause of her death. her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues often made headlines and were the premise of her hit song "rehab." the grammy award-winning singer was just 27. >>> back in this country, u.s. house speaker john boehner says he will try to reach a debt deal with lawmakers instead of with president barack obama. boehner ended talks with the white house yesterday over tax hikes which republicans are refusing to consider in any deficit reduction plan. he and other congressional leaders then met with the president at the white house this morning. we'll have more on those talks in a live report straight ahead. >>> about 4,000 faa workers could be furloughed today. congress adjourned last night without reauthorizing funding for the agency. essential staff like air traffic controllers will remain on the job, but faa engineers and construction workers are among those facing furloughs. the government will also
they're calling the holiday fat map, the u.s. at the top, caribbean, france, italy, greece, britain, where i am here, also on that map. you know, you're packing in the pounds there. holidaymakers, ali, blame alcohol a lot. they blame the fact in the u.s. you can get a lot of free refills as well. i know you work out in between eating chocolate and snacking. >> how do you think i get this body? you think i just wake up like this? you can't get a round, soft, doughy body with no effort. >> take another bite of that chocolate, ali, all right? >> absolutely i will. >> go to the gym later. >> catch up with you later. zain vergee in london. what an excellent excuse to eat chocolate. in the 5:00 hour. >>> a big arrest in the hacking world. police in scotland say one of the spokes folt notorious computer hacking groups is in custody. we're learning anonymous is urging people to close their paypal accounts. the group has targeted paypal since it stopped handling donations for wikileaks. >>> you complained, home improvement and construction tied with retail sales for the number three on the l
have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship between the press, police and politicians but their individual conduct, too. and we also made clear the
's marrying, one of britain's most popular rugby players, mike tindle. take a good look, there he is brawling, beefy rugby player and hopefully we have a close-up somewhere, because one of his regrets is he never managed to have yorts donnics. >> that's one of his biggest regrets. >> i don't know if we have a close-up. you don't hear that often. he regrets that. >> there they're getting married this afternoon. although a private sceremony because they're miss and mr., there are going to be many public figures there, william and kate, prince harry, beatrice, eugenie, the queen. that's the royal britain nia where the dinner was held and a grand party, you can see them all there. i heard an excellent commentary, william and kate, though such a focus, will be very demure and let this royal couple have their moment. >> they are still considered a royal couple here, a private affair, but has she lived much of a public life? >> she's still prin's ann, the princess's royal daughter. she is known as an equestrian but they are choosing to live a more private life and cameras will not be in the ceremony
. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> it's no exaggeration to say britain's very foundations are shaken by the lengths to which some london muckrakers allegedly went to find the scoop. just yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james and newspaper corp. former top british executive, rebekah brooks, they were hauled before a parliamentary committee. this followed the resignations of britain's top two police officials whose own phone hack investigations went nowhere and were blasted today by parliament. and then, of course, there is the prime minister, david cameron. he is facing the single biggest crisis of his 15 months as prime minister. my colleague dan rivers has been watching the latest spectacle. a lot of people are wondering, is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it's certainly under pressure. and the house of commons at its worst can be a real sort of bear pit. it's noisy, it's rowdy, it's impolite. that's exactly what it was like today with david cameron facing some 130 different questions about phone hacking and specifically abo
susan boyle and her amazing voice, blew everyone away, moved some people to tears on "britain's got talent"? remember that. "kor "korea's got talent" has got its own susan boyle. living on the street, sleeping in staircases and public toilets as a kid. the story and performance are now an internet sensation. that is why now it's trending. watch this from my colleague, paula hancocks. >> reporter: trying to calm those last-minute nerves. choy seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on "korea's got talent." but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years, he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. >> reporter: and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. ♪ >> reporter: his rendition of the italian song, "my fantasy," reduced the judges and the audience to tears. he says he still feels a little uncomfortable being part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make it through. coming out on top in th
chapter is what it's called here. britain's duchess of cambridge and her grandmother-in-law, the queen, took a tour of the royal exhibition at buckingham palace. it's the cake perfectly preserved. look at this. these are the earrings worn by then kate middleton on her wedding day. but then the big thing, the star of the show, the dress. look at that. the super secretive wedding dress. there it is. it's been shown off now. and cnn's aisha is in london for us. >> reporter: it was a wedding meticulously choreographed down to the balcony kiss. from the guest list to the most guarded secret of all -- the dress. sarah burton of alexander mcqueen received the commission of her career, fashioning the ivory and satin wedding ensemble. a skirt made of silk tool and a train measuring nearly three meters. sarah burton earned high marks from the design world. for most of us, the best view of catherine's dress was probably on television. when her dress goes on public display here at buckingham palace, visitors will be able to walk all the way around it to see the intricate details for themselves. >>
with great respect for all of you, for parliament, and for all of the people of britain, whom you represent. this is the most mumble day of my career. after all that has happened, i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voicemale of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years, and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes, and i have followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure, which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deep
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and said, i've got a guy that can do the very thing they're doing over in britain, what would have happened. the editor would have said, what do you think about that? let's do it. let's start with this. i've got a better idea. give me your press card. give me your keys. go down the hall and get your check and never come back. they would have kicked these guys out, which is the thing is what repels me about it because i know great british news men who would never dream of doing that, irish news men in dublin and belfast. they would never do that. >> so when you think of rupert murdoch being the guy in charge of these people and that he's in charge of papers here, what do you think? >> well, i -- if he turned a blind eye to it, if he said, i don't care how they got it, we got it, then he has to examine his own conscience because he was creating a culture of corruption, not petty corruption, not getting two tickets to a ball game or something. major corruption. he should be thinking about what he did to the craft of journalism itself. you and i know people who died practicing this profession.
media culture in britain to use unscrupulous methods to get the stories. we look at some of the techniques. >> reporter: for british tabloids like the recently deceased "news of the world," it appears everyone, everywhere was fair game. actors, business tycoons, royals, politicians, all potential front page fodder caught up in journalism that bordered on blood sports. >> they very much crossed the line. they did not do it once or twice. we're not talking about a single rogue reporter. apparently it happened at least four times. >> bonnie fuller has been the driving force behind magazines like "star," "u.s. weekly," and now "hollywood life." >> they are much nastier than anything you would find there, and they look to tear down people. the journalists able to do this, it's not that complicated or hard. >> john able walked us through the most common techniques. phone hacking, shockingly easy. >> most people don't change their pin or passwords, so once they are able to correlate a specific phone number with a specific carrier, all they have to do is dial into that voice mail
are reportedly expanding their investigation into conduct here. the other in great britain. rupert murdoch's son is being challenged for claims he made to members of parliament. let's start there with atika shubert in london. james murdoch said, as far as he knew, the phone hacking was a single rogue reporter. but two former executives are denying that. >> reporter: that's right. this all hinges on one particular e-mail. basically, "news veof the world said this was only limited to one private investigator and one reporter but an e-mail named another reporter. this showed that it was more than just an isolated case. now, at that time, james murdoch had also authorized a payment to a phone-hacking victim for a massive amount. it was a million dollars which is very unusual. what he said in parliament he had authorized this payment thinking it was the only isolated case. now, what the former lawyer for "news of the world" and the former editor are saying that's not true. in fact, they showed him that e-mail before he authorized that payment and it's important because it may show an attempt to try a
are back at home in britain after a whirlwind 9-day visit to canada and the united states. the nutly weds wrappinging up their travels in california over the weekend, taking part in a polo match, among other events over the weekend. >> catherine and i have had a busy few days, so the prospect of being able to let loose this afternoon is wonderful for me. that's what the sport is all about, be it polo, football, soccer. or whatever your preferred sport is. >> well, for more on the royal couple's weekend here in the united states, let's go live to bob decs -- decastro from kttv. we saw the video and it looked like a whole lot of celebrities off and oning over them. how was the trip? >> well, the 2 1/2 day visit went out a hitch. this was really well orchestrated. as you said, they did everything, they hobnobbed with celebrities, walked the red carpet, there was an event on saturday night, the british film and television event where they talked about collaborating with hollywood and there they rubbed elbows with a list celebrity the, tom hanks, jennifer lopez, barbra streisand, nicole kidman
, here's matt. >> if you were enthrawled by britain's royal wedding, you will love what's happening at buckingham palace. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. so you remember that royal wedding thing that happened here? well, it's back. kind of. princess catherine's wedding gown is about to go on display expected to draw half million visitors between tomorrow and october. oh, yes, you remember it well. but you haven't seen it like this. catherine's dress still looks like a dream come true even if she's not there to bring it to life. what you can do is stick your face right up and see the delicate lace, every stitch made by hand. >> that's so much work. wonderful craftsmanship. people can appreciate when they come and see it here. i think it will be quite a revelation. >> reporter: you see the cascading nine-foot train, how fine the silk veil is, topped with the tiara loaned by the queen, all 888 diamonds. and another revelation, what did kate wear under her gown? hand-made shoes, of course. high heels. you can see the couple's cake, yes, the actual cake, with only t
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